There are golf getaways and there are golf GETAWAYS.
The luxurious seclusion and service offered by the Moonlight Basin Resort, next door to Big Sky Resort, definitely places this four-season property in the latter category.
With a spa, hiking, sport shooting, mountain biking, archery, horseback riding, fly fishing, whitewater rafting, swimming, and 18 Jack Nicklaus-designed championship caliber mountain golf holes to experience, your trip to Big Sky country is sure to be packed with memorable experiences.
Oh, and did we mention that Yellowstone National Park is a mere 18 miles down the road?
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR YOUR FOURSOME, OR YOUR WHOLE FAMILY
The resort features fully-appointed two- and three-bedroom cabins, penthouses, and mountainside homes all with absolutely breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The accommodations offer every amenity including private hot tubs, gas and log-burning fireplaces, full kitchens, garages, wraparound decks, WiFi access, patios and decks, outdoor grills, and washer/dryers.
If you can find enough family or friends, splurge and book the Moonlight Summit Chalet which sleeps 22 people and has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Truly incredible.
With a full kitchen and tons of space at your disposal in your choice of lodging, you will likely eat in a lot. But should you not feel like staying in, there are many great dining options at Moonlight Basin and next door at Big Sky Resort covering just about every type of food you could want from pub food to authentic Italian to Mexican to sushi to wild game to pizza to burgers to Chinese… well, you get the picture. Leave some time to grab a craft beer or specialty cocktail at one of the many lounges and bars as well.
BIG SKY MEANS BIG SHOTS
You’ll never forget you’re in Big Sky country when golfing at The Reserve at Moonlight Basin, where you might hit your longest drives ever in the rarefied air at 7,500 feet. With a surrounding backdrop of Montana’s Madison Range, every hole on the beautifully manicured Jack Nicklaus course has a different mountain view, especially brilliant in the fall months. PGA professional Greg Wagner offers members clinics and private instruction. The 8,000-yard layout, new clubhouse, and four-hole short course are the latest amenities at the private community, which has access to skiing at Big Sky Resort.
The par-72 Reserve course stretches out to 8,000 yards over 1,200 acres from the tips. But don’t let that scare you off. Sitting at 7,500 feet above sea level, the ball flies much longer – you might even be able to brag about your longest drive later over a beer. With the incredible Madison Range looming, the course offers photo ops at every turn. Dramatic elevation changes, perfectly manicured fairways and greens, plus several sets of tee boxes make this course a treat for any golfer regardless of skill level. See if you can conquer the mammoth 777-yard, par-5 17th hole where Mother Nature and gravity will offer you a little help.
Enjoy your visit to Big Sky country and don’t worry, we won’t think any less of you if you decide to stay a few extra days…
Buddy Trip Cost
Travel (by car)
1 hour from Bozeman, 2 hours from Helena, 5 1/2 hours from Salt Lake City
- Sporting Clays
- Mountain Biking
- Horseback Riding
- Fly Fishing
- Yellowstone National Park
- Whitewater Rafting
- Lone Peak Brewery
- Jack Nicklaus (2016)